Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Two Color Blending + Pastel Accents

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello everyone, it’s Nina-Marie here with you. Welcome back to my latest, Studio Monday tutorial! I have fun playing with color, plus I adore a bit of sparkle and shine. So today I thought I would share a technique of blending two colors of Zig Markers together to create a variegated coloring; plus the addition of Pastel Metallic Accents from Prima over top of the coloring for some gorgeous shimmer!

The images and sentiments I am using in this card are brand new from  Clearly Besotted. The pretty florals are from the Happy Hibiscus set (and I used the coordinating dies), and the greeting is from the Scrumptious Thank You stamp set.

For the coloring part of this technique, I used a few pink, purple and yellow Zig Markers: Dark Pink 027, Light Pink 026, Light Carmine 021, Pink 025, Purple 082, Yellow 050, Bright Yellow 052. The leaves were colored with Light Green 041 and Turquoise Green 042, and I added Light Brown 061 and Dark Brown 062 to the stems. Over all the coloring, I dabbed on Pastel Metallic Accents from Prima. Don’t you love all that shimmer???

Behind the florals, I ink blended Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, and Squeezed Lemonade Oxide Inks;  there are splatters of water and Pastel Accents to create texture. I also tucked a few Colorful Confetti sequins around the flowers and covered them with a layer of Morning Dew Nuvo Drops.

I had so much fun creating this card, and I hope you are inspired by it! Be sure to watch the video below to see how it all came together!

WATCH THE VIDEO

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Clearly Besotted Happy Hibiscus Stamp…
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Clearly Besotted HAPPY HIBISCUS Die Set
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Clearly Besotted SCRUMPTIOUS THANK…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Prima Marketing METALLIC PASTEL…
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Simon Says Stamp COLORFUL CONFETTI…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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C&T Publishing Quilter’s FREEZER…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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Royal Langnickel ZEN WATERCOLOR BRUSH…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 PAD 24…
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Inkon3 JUICY CLEAR Embossing and…
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Inkon3 BLACKOUT Hybrid Ink Pad 98711
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Brutus Monroe PENNY Ultra Fine…
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  1. Anne Marie, I love your work, have most of them pinned.
    Your detail and color are excellent.
    I am patiently waiting to see your work for
    SSS101865. Am I the only person who bought this ?? I ordered it immediately. I love it. The dog is just tooo cute !! Thank you !

  2. Beautiful card! Wonderful vibrant watercoloring. Great tips for watercoloring and I love the touch of shimmer.

  3. Oh my goodness Nina, you have definitely nailed this! This is so beautiful and you can bet your boots I will be trying this out! WOW!

  4. I love the hibiscus and the blending of colors using the Zig Clean Markers. The card is gorgeous, so tropical and fresh!! It’s a card I would love to receive!!

  5. WOW so pretty; love the blending technique, tutorial is so inspiring! Gonna try technique later today … making some cards … can’t wait !!

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